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Old 09-12-2010, 05:53 PM
myoung myoung is offline
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Default 2002 4x4 front hub replacement

My LF hub is bad. Going to replace it this week. The exploded view is shown at TRS

How do I take this thing apart?
I took the rotor off to inspect, and all I can see is the wheel nut and 3 bolts that hold the hub on. Is there anything else? Looks like maybe a snapring?

Any help is much appreciated. The thing is growling LOUD.

Thanks,
Mark
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:38 AM
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Default Re: 2002 4x4 front hub replacement

First pop the center cap off and loosen the axle nut (32MM axle nut socket) then jack the truck up and remove the wheel. Secure the truck on a jack stand. Remove the brake caliper (2 bolts 14MM socket or wrench) and take the brake pads out. Next remove the brake caliper bracket (2 bolts 15MM socket or wrench) then remove the rotor. Next remove the dust shield (3 bolts either a 7mm or 8mm socket). Next unplug the ABS cable (located on the body just next to the front body mount) and remove the plastic mounting pins for the cable from the frame (new hub should come with new ones). Next remove the three bolts that hold the hub in place (3 bolts 15MM wrench or socket). The hub will all but fall out of place at this point. be careful not to over extend the driveshaft. Reverse to reinstall. Torque the axle nut to 162 ft lbs. when done. Ford suggests not reusing the axle nut and washer but to replace with a new one.

This is the same on both sides.

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Old 09-25-2010, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: 2002 4x4 front hub replacement

Just performed this procedure, and new hub is growling.

Diagnosis - when I turn left, the growling stops, indicating the left hub is the problem.

My 1/2" torque wrench only goes to 150 ft-lbs, so I torqued to there, then elbow clicked a bit past. The thing still growls.

Any suggestions?
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:22 AM
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Default Re: 2002 4x4 front hub replacement

What hub did you use? I found out the hard way that when it comes to these front hub assemblies, cheaper is not better.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:02 AM
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Default Re: 2002 4x4 front hub replacement

I had the same problem with my '93. I replaced the automatic ones with manual hubs and never again had a problem. Don't know if there are manual hubs for 2002's though. It's worth checking in to, I guess.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:54 AM
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Default Re: 2002 4x4 front hub replacement

Thanks, I used Jazz921's info and so far the left side is done and the growling stopped after a short test drive, I'm going to replace the right side also because the trk has 98000 miles on it,, gonna need it anyway.
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